j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep murky brown with a huge creamy tanned beige head. Lots of deep caramel, some light citrus hops. Medium bodied, lots more caramel, a slight bit of oxidization, and a whole lot of big bitterness. More big grapefruit and quinine bitterness and a slow growing warming alcohol on the finish with some more caramel. Not what I was expecting at all, but tasty either way.
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours reddish copper with a rich apricot head and a toffee and pine aroma. There is a delicious caramel malt flavor with serious hop bitterness. A nice brew.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters-bottle-pours a tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is resin/citrus, secondary medium malt. Taste is resin/citrus/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.
pilsnerrogge (2463) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy dark brownish amber with a large head. Aroma is shampoo, hops and some liquorice. Thick mouth feel. Flavour resin, pine and some toffee. As expected this is really bitter, but in a pleasant way.
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by someone I cannot remember at the 2010 Summer Solstice. Poured a cloudy yellow amber with an off-white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma had strong pine as well as hay and grass on the nose. Flavor was very hoppy, but I thought the texture helped bring that out. For a beer called 1000 IBU, I would expect more extreme hoppiness and pine.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Daddy? What’s that coming out of Kitty’s ears? .. nice presentation, great foam, cool label .. . smell is of fresh pine, green, and sappy aspirin .. . decent malt showing to go with the bitterness.. . for so many ibu’s, more balanced than you’d think .. . a nice experience but not again for the price.. . Why that’s uh... raspberry jam!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Butters. Pours a cloudy amber with a dissipating off white head. Medium bodied with soft to medium carbonation, and an earthy mouthfeel. Aroma is floral and citrusy. Flavor of pale caramelly malts standing behind a very green, leafy bitterness that leaves resiny feel on the palate. More intense with texture than bitterness, since we all know there is a cap on perceived bitterness.. Interesting experiment, gimmick, or whatever you want to call it.
TrueRates (13) - USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky apple cider color with a tint of a cherry light brown. Slight pop with the cork and no head buildup. Much more fruit pronounced than expected on the nose. Some prune, popcorn, orange blossom, pine needles, and dare I say a gallon size of hop pellets. Holy bananas! That is like a hop tea bag teamed with an imperial ipa all coached by one bitter Bill Bellicheck. Yes’sir! There’s even a sour component that is so interesting with the bone dry finish on the palate. Will that finish ever end? There’s so much depth and attention to detail with all ingredients. By no means is this straight hop juice. There’s the malt shining through, the aromas prancing on fruit tones, and an everlasting finish that just seems to never stop. This is truly incredible!
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Murky brownish orange, huge dense creamy light brown head.
Aroma has loads of fruity hops, orange, grapefruit, some sweaty cheesy earthy hops. Flavour is bitter, but not as bitter as expected, it’s much more subtle with grapefruit, orange, faint citrus and some blue cheese.
More proper beer then gimmick, which is nice. I definitly have had more bitter beers with supposedly lower ibu ratings.
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear deep orange pour, very thick foamy rocky head that leaves huge lacing. Aroma is definitely hoppy, but with hints of black tea, grass, resin and some earth. Flavor is a lot more subtle than expected. Loads of hops, but no all-overpowering bitter bomb. Quite drinkable and even a very nice brew.